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Why is there a thread every single time an employee leaves Bioware? They have 800 employees and people leave for a million different reasons.It's desperately looking for drama. They had one iffy game, I actually still enjoyed Andromeda. It might have been the weakest in the series but it's hardly a sign that Bioware is going the way of the dinosaurs.

Where have you been? All news is desperately looking for drama, and has been for a long time.
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At the end of the day I'll get Anthem because I can return it if it feels like its going to be crap. But I'm still looking for the game to perfect the online looter shooter.
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After Mass Effect Andromeda, I have very little faith in Bioware's core ability to make a quality game. It was botcbed on so many levels, I am beyond done with blindly buying their games.

That's what happens when EA takes over and ruins everything : /
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That's what happens when EA takes over and ruins everything : /

I've hated EA ever since they ruined one of my favorite game developers back in the 90's, Origin Systems. Their company slogan was "We Create Worlds", and in a slap-to-the-face brilliant move by Origin developers who saw their pending doom, gave the main antagonist of the last few Ultima Series of games known as The Guardian , the title "Destroyer of Worlds". They even went so far as to have one of the main objectives in Ultima 7: The Black Gate, to obtain three geometrically shaped items... the sphere, cube, and cone (Electronic Arts Logo) made of blackrock in order to stop the destroyer of worlds.

And that's only one of MANY examples found in the game. Check this out: https://casualaggro.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/ultima-vii-is-one-giant-reference-to-how-terrible-electronic-arts-is/
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post

Why is there a thread every single time an employee leaves Bioware? They have 800 employees and people leave for a million different reasons. It's desperately looking for drama. They had one iffy game, I actually still enjoyed Andromeda. It might have been the weakest in the series but it's hardly a sign that Bioware is going the way of the dinosaurs.

They are not freelancers. Many people can work then leave, but if someone in high places is leaving, it's news material.

This is the lead animator we're talking about.

You remember animations in Andromeda ? Yes, those animations is his domain. Now let's imagine Anthem with same facial animations of Andromeda. Bad right ?

That said, Gilmour is not the only high ranking member who left Bioware recently, Dragon Age's creative director had also left almost a month ago:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1640251/gamerant-dragon-age-creative-director-leaves-bioware-after-14-years

So yeah, the company is falling apart and this is news unfortunately, not a drama.
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I think almost everyone that worked on the Bioware classics already left the company,
a shame to see this happening because Dragon Age Origins was such a good game, but after that they completely changed it seems.

There still a few left including one writer. Casey did return to BioWare recently, He was working at MS for a bit but it seem MS didn't value him.


I miss the old BioWare I really wished Sony or someone that would have killed heart of BioWare would have bought them instead of EA, I still like BioWare. I have zero interest in Anthem. BioWare had allot of great ideas for games EA kept shutting them down since they said no one would play it.

All classic BioWare employees should just form there own studio like a few others have done in the past after some massive publisher bought them up.
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Plus if the Edmonton studio closed down, I suspect my favourite Red Robin would shut down - I swear, you go there during traditional office lunch hours and half the people on there are from BioWare tongue.gif

... Not to mention who would introduce me to more food trucks I didn't know about (they bring in about half a dozen every year during spring through fall - makes parking a bit interesting, but if it hadn't been for them I never would have tried Rapscallions, and omg green onion cake tacos are DELICIOUS)

Elevator travels would be a lot more boring in Terrace Tower, since BioWare has three full floors there.



As for the comment on them forming their own office/development company, office space here in Edmonton in any of the decent towers is not cheap at all.
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